February 6, 2016

Gardner Lake, county, working together to repair storm siren

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Gardner Lake residents are concerned about a storm siren that stopped working about two years ago. According to Gardner Lake Association officials, the siren was installed at 15532 Lake Road 9 as many as 20 years ago. But the siren stopped working about two years when the power line feeding it was Continue Reading

BOCC votes to extend sewer service to Gardner Lake

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Gardner Lake residents will soon have access to sanitary sewers. Johnson County commissioners voted Sept. 15 enlarge the Consolidated Main Sewer District and the Consolidated Lateral Sewer District and the creation of Lateral Sewer District No. 1 to serve  about 279 homes in the area. The $8.3 million sewer project could begin Continue Reading

County commissioners to vote on Gardner Lake sewers

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Johnson County commissioners will vote Sept. 15 on whether to expand sanitary sewer service to Gardner Lake. A public hearing on the issue was held in August. The sewer initiative proposes enlarging the Consolidated Main Sewer District and the Consolidated Lateral Sewer District and the creation of Lateral Sewer District No. 1 Continue Reading

County to host August public hearing on Gardner Lake sewers

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Johnson County commissioners agreed July 21 to host a public hearing on the creation of a proposed sewer district to serve Gardner Lake residents. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Sunset Drive Office Building at 11811 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe. The sewer initiative proposes Continue Reading

Gardner Lake fish die off from severe weather

A number of Gizzard shad have been found dead along the shores at Gardner Lake.  According to Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, it is likely that the cause of this fish kill was due to stress related to severe winter conditions.  Gizzard shad tend to be susceptible to winter severity.  The past winter conditions Continue Reading

Council approves sale of land adjacent to Gardner Lake

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Council members will host another work session before voting on proposed updated property codes. Council member Kristina Harrison requested that voting on the proposal be delayed during a meeting Feb. 21. Harrison said she’s received more feedback on the property code update than on any other topic since she’s been on the Continue Reading

City weighs pros, cons of lake property sale

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The city of Gardner and Gardner Lake residents may soon reach a consensus on what to do with lake property. Members of the Gardner Lake Committee, along with City Administrator Stewart Fairburn, updated the Gardner City Council on its talks at the governing body’s Aug. 9 work session. Fairburn presented the Continue Reading

City official presents timeline for Gardner Lake task force

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com City Administrator Stewart Fairburn updated the Gardner City Council on the newly formed Gardner Lake Rules Advisory Committee at the governing body’s meeting July 6. The task force was formed late last month in response to concerns raised by Gardner Lake residents and the city about private construction on city-owned land Continue Reading

Gardner Lake residents sound off on potential land use policy changes

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Gardner Lake residents, with prepared statements in hand, filled the city council chambers on June 21 to address the Gardner City Council’s  potential changes to the lake’s land use policies. At issue is the city’s enforcement of ordinances that prohibit construction of structures like fences and sheds. Docks are the only Continue Reading